Across Scotland, the health board chiefs are being urged to ensure that their staff gets vaccinated against measles to avoid a potential outbreak of the deadly disease.
A letter has been sent by Sir Harry Burns, Scotland's chief medical officer, to all of Scotland's NHS boards following a risk of the infection spreading at hospitals.
In an important strategic move announced by Duracell subsidiary Powermat Technologies on Tuesday, the Israeli wireless-power startup has agreed to purchase its Finnish rival PowerKiss, in an acquisition deal which is estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars.
Powermat Technologies apparently aims to merge with Helsinki-based PowerKiss so as to further its efforts in the direction of streamlining the development of wireless charging technology.
On Monday, electronics biggie Samsung announced its Smart App Challenge 2013; with this year's contest chiefly focused on finding new Galaxy S4 apps which put the forthcoming handset's group communication functionality to interesting use.
The Smart App Challenge 2013 will run from June 20 through August 31; and developers who wish to participate can register their apps by signing up on the App Challenge website.
It was fun and frolic for Emma Marshall and her family as they were all enjoying a family day out at a fun park over the Bank Holiday weekend. It was then when Emma noticed that Jaimie-Leigh, her daughter was sloping off behind a tree.
Emma out of suspicion followed Jaimie and saw that she was smoking being just 14-years-old.
There was a twist to this smoking. Jaimie was not actually smoking but was just sucking on the end of an electronic cigarette. The 14-year-old girl thought that because the gadget did not have smoke, her new habit would not be given away.
Budget Chinese tablet manufacturer Hisense is reportedly planning to launch its Android-based tablets in the US; with a new Hisense Sero 7 tablet having apparently got the clearance from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) late last month.
The Sero 7 tablet will be Hisense's first official Google Play certified Android tablet to hit the US markets. The tablet - priced at $99 for the base model; and to be soon available from retailers like Walmart - is seemingly a highly impressive device, which will essentially bring a Google Nexus 7-like performance to the masses.
Key financial targets are being missed and that too for the second year. Due to this, the chief executive at Yorkshire's biggest NHS trust is set to stand down.
After taking charge for about six months, next month, Maggie Boyle is set to leave Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The matter took off after she had some row with NHS chiefs over children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary's safety. She was at the forefront and will now have to leave the £220,000-a-year post.
After nearly a year of revamping the Google+ social network, Google revealed at its I/O developers' conference that it has now given Google+ a radical new look and feel.
The announcement, that over 41 major changes have come aboard Google+, comes in spite of the fact that Google's social network became the second most popular social network in the world this year.
A leading veterinary charity PDSA stated that awareness about dementia needs to be spread as it is doing with the National Dementia Awareness Week next week as this does not only affect people but pets too.
A set of symptoms is described by the term dementia. This is caused when slow loss of brain function happens but other things too can cause this. The owners of pets should not always think that changes in pet happen due to old age.
There are many symptoms of dementia like loss of memory, poor attention, confusion and this happens when pets age.
With Saturday, May 18, marking the first anniversary of the Facebook IPO, one of the biggest challenges which Facebook has been facing during its short, one-year span as a public company is how to tackle its revenue.
After concentrating largely on `user growth' for eight years, revenue has finally become Facebook's top priority, especially in the last one year since the company launched its IPO. The social network has now restructured its business in such a way that many of its top-notch executives are mulling all possible ways of boosting sales.
The nursing staff levels are unsafe at NHS wards and this has been warned by the Safe Staffing Alliance, SSA.
In 2012, the SSA came into form. The alliance comprises Royal College of Nursing, the Patients Association and Unison. It has a belief that it is not safe for a registered nurse to take care of about eight patients in a ward.
There are arguments on eight patients being unsafe for one nurse to look after and the safety levels have been ignored for long now.
More staffing levels are needed for nurses to provide meaningful care to patients.
Nearly a year after several reports said that Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page was suffering from a mystery illness, Page has now disclosed the exact nature of his `rare' ailment in a lengthy blog post.
40-year-old Page revealed in the blog post that the problem he is suffering from is called vocal cord paralysis, which is a nerve problem that causes occasional difficulty in breathing and speaking.
Dr Leona Brenner-Gati, a former Johnson & Johnson executive, who resigned from the FDA on May 3, has invited an investigation by a House of Representatives panel following her resignation from the Food and Drug Administration.
More information about the role played by Dr Gati was demanded by the FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Monday, Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Delivering on its promise to bring about a change in everything that customers know about mobile carriers, Andreessen Horowitz-backed ItsOn unveiled a new, "pay-as-you-go" mobile phone service - Zact - on Monday.
The Zact mobile phone service will require the subscribers to pay only for the minutes, megabytes and messages which are used by them. The service will initially run on the U. S.-based Sprint Nationwide Network; and will be available only for the LG Viper 4g LTE and LG Optimus Elite Android handsets.
According to a Joystiq report, Ouya has delayed the retail launch of its small $100-priced Android-based gaming console by nearly three weeks. While the console was earlier scheduled to be released on June 4, Ouya has now postponed the release date to June 25.
Though Ouya has already started shipping the console to the people who backed its crowd-funding round on Kickstarter, the retail release of the console has been pushed back apparently in order to meet the device's estimated huge demand at retail.
Teardown site iFixit recently ripped apart a retail unit of the small Android-powered gaming console Ouya to ascertain the openness of its design and its repairability; and gave the device a very high ranking in terms of repairability.
According to the results of the iFixit repairability test of the retail-ready Ouya console, which is likely to hit the markets on June 4, the device scored a highly commendable 9 out of 10 points.
A data released by the British Heart Foundation states that out of the total number of people, who suffer from a heart disorder, about three quarters are surviving in the North-East.
The North-East has been burdened with the consequences of heart failure and a report stating fewer deaths due to heart disorder cannot put to rest the impact the disease has.
At the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Adobe announced that its recent decision with regard to subscription-based `cloud' offering - Creative Cloud (CC) - will result in a strategic shift in the focus of its Research & Development (R&D) efforts, with the spotlight now to be on CC rather than the Creative Suite.
The announcement buy Adobe underscores a `bold' plan by the company as it apparently marks a deviation from perpetual licensing and boxed offerings, and, in effect, Creative Suite 6 (CS6).
During the course of a recent interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" program, Microsoft's co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates took a dig at the Apple iPad for its lack of a keyboard as well as its inability to run Office; and said that the Microsoft-branded Surface and Surface Pro tablets are just the kind of tablets which the frustrated iPad users may be looking for.
American scientists are making an injection that can cure heroin addiction.
Human trials are on and if they prove to be successful then, heroin addiction can see a valid treatment.
Heroin is targeted with the treatment and its breakdown products are also targeted. They are targeted in the bloodstream and this disables them from entering the brain.
The immune system is stimulated and the path of the drug to the brain is blocked by the jab.
When this is done, heroin's extreme effects are prevented, especially the pain.
A 32-year-old man is waiting for news about him saving a stranger's life.
Dave Newman donated vital bone marrow to a woman who was had serious complications. Newman is recovering at home in Brighton.
When the young man realized that he can sign up as a bone marrow donor, police officer Newman was already regularly giving blood.
He kept donating blood and thought that this was it, but received a text message stating that he must get in contact with a particular person.
He was informed that he was a bone marrow match for the lady and would he be interested to help.
The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory has captured pictures of two galaxies that are reported to inexorably move towards each other. Boffins offered simulations of what happens next.
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